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Monster! Gobles Distribution To Caterpiller

In what is probably the first post Cartoon Forum deal, Monster! Distributes has just secured distribution rights to THE LOST LITTLE CATERPILLAR, a new half-hour film from Icelandic-based production company CAOZ.

THE LOST LITTLE CATERPILLAR, tells the story of the adventure of a spellbound princess and her struggle to understand the complexities of life. On her journey through the garden, she encounters many other creatures both friend and foe, including a hostile ladybird, a friendly worm, a buzzing bee, a friendly old spider and a sparrow who tries to feed her to her chicks!

Written by Fridrik Erlingsson, author of Benjamin Dove, an award-winning children's novel, which was later made into a full feature, and directed, illustrated and animated by Gunnar Karlsson, a well-known Icelandic animator, the film premiered in Reykjevik at the end of August 2002, and set a local box-office record for a short film. Check out www.thecaterpillar.com for a trailer!

Dublin-based Monster! is also in discussions with CAOZ about its next project, ANNA AND THE MOODS, another well-received property presented at The Cartoon Forum this year. However, Monster! plans to focus on CATERPILLAR, which is ready to launch at MIPCOM, making it the latest addition to Monsters fast growing animation catalog.

Monster! Distributes library includes recent ANNECY triple award-winner HARVIE KRUMPET , DOMINATOR, the UKs first full-length CGI movie, the Oscar-nominated short GIVE UP YER AUL SINS, which has since been made into a series, the Channel 5 commissioned pre-school series WHY? and THE STORYKEEPERS, broadcasting in 108 countries. For further information contact deirdre@monsterdistributes.com.

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